Remember! Honesty Pays Well!



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Here is an Interesting Incident I just heard in a Radio message. I would like to share this with my fellow source producers and readers. Sometimes you might have heard this but still this will give you a kind of guidance to others. Yes there is a great message hidden in it. Please Read on..

There was an experienced businessman who become old and was in search of a faithful successor to run the business. One day he called a meeting of all his company executives. In the meeting he expressed his desire to retire from the business and he said; everybody please listen very carefully: Now I have decided to choose one among you as my successor. I am going to give each one of you a seed, it's a very special seed, and I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back to me after a year from today. I want to see what you have done with it and what you have grown from it. From that performance I will choose one of you as the next CEO.

There was a particular man called Jim in that group, he too got one seed and went home with much enthusiasm and told his wife about the meeting and the seed distribution. His wife helped him to get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. They watered the seed everyday and watched carefully about its growth. Even after a few weeks there was no growth to his planted seed, but some of his colleagues started talking about their seeds and its growth. Jim was bit worried and daily checked if there is any growth; alas nothing happened to his seed, weeks and weeks gone by there is any improvement. He thought that he had killed his seed. One year passed by and the time has come to bring the plants to the

CEO for inspection. Jim decided not to take an empty pot to CEO and told his decision to his wife. But she told him to be honest about what all happened. No doubt it will be an embarrassing situation, but take heart and go ahead with the empty pot. Jim thought for a moment and knew his wife was right; he took the empty pot to the office.

Jim astonished at the variety of plants grown by his colleagues. They were beautiful, in all shapes and sizes. Jim kept his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him! Jim just tried to hide at the back.

Finally the CEO arrived; he surveyed the room surprised to see different kinds of plants with flowers and seeds. He greeted his company executives

"OH God! What great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown" said exclaimed the CEO.

"Today is a wonderful day, one among you will become the new CEO", saying this CEO spotted Jim at the back raw with his empty pot with gloomy face. Jim brought his pot to the front, the CEO asked, what happened to him, Jim explained what happened. The CEO asked everyone to sit except Jim. He looked at Jim with a smiling face and said, "Here is your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!

Jim couldn't believe his ears. A big murmuring voice raised in the hall, his colleagues looked at each other and said, how this can be possible? he couldn't even grow his seed and he brought an empty pot. How could he be the new CEO?

Then the CEO said, Dear friends, One year back on this day, I gave everyone a seed to plant and grow, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead and it cannot grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers." When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!"


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END NOTE:

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment.
If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective.
If you plant hard work, you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.
So, be careful what you plant now;
It will determine what you will reap later.
Remember Honesty Pays Well.

Source:

A Radio Broadcast

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